Sunday, May 19, 2013

Allrecipe's Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers
Fails the Nutrition Analysis Review

Fails the Nutrition Analysis Review

Below is the nutrition analysis from Allrecipes compared to our Review. Both companies used the same database. The results show a significant difference.

Procedures.
1. Repeat Dietitians-Online's analysis. Look for errors. 
2. Duplicate the author’s numbers, if possible. 

Results.
1. Results were 
duplicated related to the author’s failure to drain and strain the beans.
2. The recipe called for a 16 oz can black beans, drained and strained. Produced 12.5 ounces black beans and significant less sodium.
3. The nutrition analysis should be based on the Edible Portion of foods; not As Purchased (unless eaten whole).

The Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers can fit into the following food plans with the help of a registered dietitian: low calorie, low fat, sodium restricted, and high fiber. Good source of vitamin C and A.

Background
Performing a nutrition analysis by database requires knowledge and skills in culinary art, food science, production, waste, straining, draining, marinating, nutrient absorption, software pros and cons, and conversion factors. Nutrition software is only as good as the professional interpreting the data. 


For the past 25 years I've specialized in Nutrition Analysis and Recipe Modification. My mission is to locate inaccurate nutrition analysis; provide nutrition information when it is not available; and offer modifications for special dietary needs.

If you need assistance with your Nutrition Analysis needs,
please contact us.

Sandra Frank, Ed.D, RDN, LN
recipenews@gmail.com

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